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Preliminary results of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 03 January 2018, 18:15 CET
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU worked with a total of 377 drafts, including legislative initiatives, strategies and communications, Estonia also brought new topics to the agenda.

Tiny Estonia takes over EU presidency 03 July 2017, 23:59 CET
Estonia's first EU presidency began on 1 July with a focus on an innovative European economy, safety and security, digital Europe and free movement of data, and an inclusive and sustainable Europe.

Priorities of the Estonian presidency of the European Council 03 July 2017, 17:01 CET
The motto of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is 'Unity through balance'. "We believe that Europe has plenty of common ground to come together to successfully tackle all the challenges and make the most of all the possibilities that face us today. We must facilitate openness in both our economy and society, while also ensuring safety and security. Our role is to find a balance between the different views, traditions and interests in Europe today to achieve the best possible outcome for European citizens." The four priorities of the Estonian Presidency are:

EUR 28m package for Baltic Milk Producers 19 November 2014, 22:05 CET
The European Commission on 18 November confirmed its intention to adopt a EUR 28m support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new package is the latest in a series adopted by the Commission in response to the Russian ban on the importation of certain EU agricultural products.

Establishing a company in Estonia 28 January 2014, 13:24 CET
Legal form; How to register a private limited company; The process of establishing a company; Branch of Foreign Company; Notaries - all the information you need on how to set up a company in Estonia, from the Estonian Investment Agency

Estonia: country overview 03 July 2017, 23:57 CET
Estonia, a member of the EU since 2004 and the euro zone since 2011, has a modern market-based economy and one of the higher per capita income levels in Central Europe and the Baltic region. Estonia's successive governments have pursued a free market, pro-business economic agenda and have wavered little in their commitment to pro-market reforms. The most important sectors of Estonia's economy in 2015 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (22.3 %), industry (20.4 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (15.5 %).

Doing business in Estonia: Sustainability 09 April 2012, 12:38 CET
The bases for activity in the field of sustainable development of Estonia are established by the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and the Sustainable Development Act.

Doing business in Estonia: Staff welfare 09 April 2012, 12:29 CET
Laws in Estonia enforce equal treatment and non-discrimination in the workplace and define health and safety standards.

Doing business in Estonia: Environmental rules 07 April 2012, 11:16 CET
In Estonia, the Environmental Charges Act provides the basis for the right to apply charges to businesses for the exploitation and pollution of natural resources.

Assessment of the changeover to the euro in Estonia 22 March 2011, 17:59 CET
The Commission on 22 March 2011 adopted a Communication on the introduction of the euro in Estonia. It presents the most important aspects of the changeover to the single currency and draws some conclusions for future changeovers in other Member States. All available information confirms that the changeover in Estonia was well prepared and smoothly implemented and perceived as successful by a large majority of citizens. Pricing stability has also been a key element of the changeover with the 'Fair Pricing Agreement', whereby subscribers to the Agreement commit not to increase their prices without justification.

EU greenlights state aid for high speed internet in Estonia 20 July 2010, 23:05 CET
The European Commission has authorised under the EU State aid rules Estonia's plans to support the establishment of a country wide high speed broadband infrastructure, the EstWin project.

Lepik & Luhaäär LAWIN 09 December 2009, 14:32 CET
Lepik & Luhaäär LAWIN is one of the leading and largest full-service law firms in Estonia. The firm advises in all major fields of business law and is distinguished by extensive experience and professional services delivered.

Representation of the European Commission in Estonia 17 November 2009, 23:30 CET
Contacts of the European Commission representation in Estonia.

Estonia: Economy Overview 09 May 2012, 23:07 CET
Estonia, a 2004 European Union entrant, has a modern market-based economy and one of the highest per capita income levels in Central Europe and the Baltic region. Estonia's successive governments have pursued a free market, pro-business economic agenda and have wavered little in their commitment to pro-market reforms.

Estonia Investment Climate 2009 17 November 2009, 23:30 CET
Since joining the EU in 2004, the Estonian government has sought to maintain liberal policies in order to attract investments that could produce exports. Foreign investors are treated on an equal footing with local investors.

Setting up a business in Estonia 28 January 2014, 13:28 CET
An overview of the process of starting a new business in Estonia.

Access to finance 05 June 2012, 17:46 CET
An overview of the sources of finance available to SMEs in Estonia.

Estonia and the euro 03 February 2008, 23:27 CET
Estonia joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.

Estonia country profile 05 June 2012, 17:10 CET
Estonia, the most northerly of the Baltic states, regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Estonia became a member of the European Union on 1 May 2004.

Doing Business in Estonia 05 August 2006, 15:00 CET
Doing Business in Estonia - Columbus Travel

Estonian Chamber of Commerce 05 August 2006, 14:59 CET
The mission of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to develop entrepreneurship in Estonia. The ECCI provides several business-related services – consultation (legal, foreign trade, EU-related), business match-making (trade missions, trade fair visits, presentations), information services (business contacts, co-operation proposals etc.), training and foreign trade documents.

Euro Info Centre Estonia 05 August 2006, 14:57 CET
Estonian Euro Info Centre - the EIC network is active in 42 countries representing well over 1200 highly skilled people.

World Bank Estonia Country Brief 05 August 2006, 13:59 CET
Guide from the World Bank on the business environment in Estonia

Doing Business in Estonia (HLBI) 05 August 2006, 13:58 CET
Guide from HLB International, which has produced a series of international booklets on accounting, taxation and company law information.

International Taxation & Investment guide Estonia (Deloitte) 18 June 2015, 13:44 CET
The Taxation and Investment Guides are a first stop for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate – including the legal, accounting and taxation framework – in the countries covered in the Deloitte International Tax Source. In addition to the Estonia Highlights and Taxation and Investment Guide, above, country links open the door to the Deloitte International Tax Source and a wide range of materials and information on the tax consequences of doing business across borders.